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This is our site dedicated to journalists. Here you'll find all our latest press releases and feature articles, together with background information and contact details for the press team.

 

WWF comment on proposed third runway at Heathrow

01 July 2015


Chief Executive David Nussbaum said:

“UK aviation has a serious emissions challenge.  Runway expansion would make the problem worse and the solutions tougher.  The Prime Minister should consider that ordinary families, businesses and our environment will gain little from a new runway.  Expanding Heathrow would be the worst outcome for the environment.  It would lead to the greatest increases in noise, in air pollution, and in climate-damaging CO2 emissions.
Read WWF comment on proposed third runway at Heathrow

China’s climate plan sends positive signal ahead of global deal

01 July 2015


(Gland, Switzerland, 30 June, 2015) – China’s new climate plan confirms that the country will peak its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and sends a strong message to other countries to do more on climate ahead of this year’s negotiations for a new global climate deal.

China is now the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, but its cumulative, historical emissions still lag behind those of the US.
Read China’s climate plan sends positive signal ahead of global deal

Coral Reef with anthias bassletts. Great Barrier Reef.

UNESCO gives Great Barrier Reef a life line

01 July 2015


End to Great Barrier Reef dumping is imminent

Australian government put ‘on probation’ to improve protection, as green voices are heard

Read UNESCO gives Great Barrier Reef a life line

Andy Murray, WWF Global Ambassador meets Metropolitan Police Service dogs at The Championships, Wimbledon to highlight the role of sniffer dogs in the global fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

Andy Murray, The Championships and… a sniffer dog…

29 June 2015

A new film launched today by WWF, their global ambassador Andy Murray and The Championships, Wimbledon highlights the role of sniffer dogs in the fight against poaching and the illegal wildlife trade. You can watch the video, which was exclusively released on Facebook this morning, here.  Read Andy Murray, The Championships and… a sniffer dog…

Great barrier reef

Business should care or beware

24 June 2015

Four out of five customers would act against a company impacting natural World Heritage Sites such as the Great Barrier Reef.
Read Business should care or beware

Amur tiger released into the wild

New video captures rare moment: Amur tiger released into the wild

24 June 2015

What does a tiger do when it is released into the wild? Find out in breath-taking new footage which captures the successful release of a three year old Amur tiger in the Russian Far East. Read New video captures rare moment: Amur tiger released into the wild

WWF-UK responds to the papal encyclical

18 June 2015

David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF-UK said:

“The encyclical is a clear call to action for everyone, everywhere.  I am hugely encouraged that the Pope has clearly laid out how humans and nature are intrinsically linked and that economic, social and ecological justice are indivisible.
Read WWF-UK responds to the papal encyclical

From farmers to snowboarders, thousands take climate message to Westminster

17 June 2015

Mass lobby of new Parliament unites hobbyists, businesses, families and sportspeople from across Britain

Thousands of people will come together in Westminster today to ask that their MPs take a stand in the global fight against climate change. Read From farmers to snowboarders, thousands take climate message to Westminster

Global fight to stop deforestation failing on many fronts says WWF report

08 June 2015

International efforts to stem forest loss and achieve the goal of ‘zero net deforestation’ are lagging well behind target, with only Colombia, Ecuador and Peru having set targets to succeed by 2020.  Of fourteen nations included in a new study by WWF and think-tank Climate Advisers, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and The Democratic Republic of the Congo have targeted ‘zero net deforestation’ (ZND) by 2030. Read Global fight to stop deforestation failing on many fronts says WWF report

Steam rising from a chimney at a coal fired power station. United Kingdom.

WWF-UK statement in response to Norway divestment move

05 June 2015

 
WWF-UK welcomes the largest divestment move yet – by the Norwegian parliament. Read WWF-UK statement in response to Norway divestment move

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